Sayur Lodeh is a spicy Malay vegetables curry. With coconut milk as a soup base, various vegetables are added in to cooked till soft. Taste yummy with lontong rice or with a bowl of hot rice.
15 dried chillies (soak and drained)
4 slices of galangal
4 buah keras (crush)
4 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp belachan
1 serai ( slice)
1/2 tsp tumeric powder or 1/2 inch of live tumeric
Blend all the ingredients together with some water in a blender.
Heat up 3 tbsps of oil in a pan and fry till oil seeps thru.
Add in 1 litre ~1 and a half of coconut milk and bring to a boil before adding in 600gms of cabbage, 200gms of long beans and 1 sliced carrot.(Add in any vegetables you like)
Cook the vegs for 10 mins or till soft, add 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp sugar to taste. If you like taukwa, deep fry before adding to the gravy.
Can also add in thickly sliced taupok.
The above rempah can be used 2 times to cook sayur lodeh. If you want a thinner gravy add in more water.